Ibrew2or3 (7262) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bomber pours with a deep dark body that supports a full dark colored mocha head of foam that leaves behind spotty lacing. The aroma offers up big dark roasted malts, burnt malts, dark roasted coffee and a modest degree of earthy dark chocolate. OK Yummers. The taste is typical Yeti (even though it has been years since I last had one, too long) where its smooth and rich and bold in all the right ways. I get firm dark roasted maltiness, some burnt malts and a tasty chocolate note. There’s some dark roasted coffee hitting about midway and helping to take this to a rewarding finish. Typical greatness here. The one knock is the price point. One aspect of Yeti that made it great to me was the sub $6 per bomber price point (pre 2009 I think). This puppy is $11, what gives?
Hopswagger (199) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 24, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
P: Pours a pitch black body with super dark espresso head. A short flare of froth that dissipates to a honeycomb of bubbles. Not much retention but a nice band if silky lacing.
S: Roasted, sweet dark malts, powdery graininess from the rolled oats, slight coffee and earthy notes.
T/M: Dark fruits show up more in the flavor than the nose. Bittersweet chocolate, rum soaked raisins, roasted molasses, powdered cocoa and dusty rolled oats that kinda get stuck in the throat. This is much sweeter than the original and has more of a syrupy body. Earthy hops linger at the finish. Smoldered wood and alcohol come out toward the end once warmed.
O: You really can’t go wrong with any I the Yeti offerings. I enjoyed the extra sweet malt with the syrupy body. I like that fact that this displays more natural flavors rather than the often used artificial flavors. Glad I grabbed this up.
mnmike (1052) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
June 2013 bottle. Lots of heat here on the alcohol. Pitch black oil. I like some coffee more
kathouse (1185) - Nevada, USA - OCT 16, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Another great Yeti Stout in the series. Oats make this roasted monster very smooth and quite enjoyable. You can tell there’s more dark fruits in this one and the finish is sweet but dry from the black malts. Great effort here.
DrunkSanta410 (420) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured into a snifter, pours a very dark inky black with a small head. Looks very thick almost a syrup. Smells sweet and malty with hints of cocoa, rasins and coffee. Taste is overwhelming coffee with slight sweet cocoa notes. Much more mellow than some of the other yeti offerings, not as much of a bite in my opinion. Great beer, as usual from the yeti line.
mcberko (8113) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 13, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Belmont Station Bier Cafe, pours a jet black with a medium dark brown head. Aroma brings out loads of oats and dark roasted malt. Not as much hops on this version, nor any woody notes. Flavour brings out loads of woody roasted malt, moderate oats, and a considerable hop profile. Not all that different from the regular Yeti -- just more oaty and less hoppy. Fantastic stuff.
BRW (1301) - Barcelona, SPAIN - OCT 13, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Biercab. Black colour with brown head. Coffee, roasted and chocolate aroma. Cofee, roasted, chocolate taste, slightly sweet. Full body.
Shooter42 (131) - California, USA - OCT 12, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great yeti imperial stout with smooth thickness from the oatmeal. Very nice addition to a terrific stout and very nice smooth and silky mouthfeel.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Serving: 22 oz. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a thick, viscous black with a dense, tan head. The nose is full of roasted malt notes with a slight fruity character. Big, bold flavors hit your tongue from the get go. Dark, bittersweet chocolate, a hint of burnt coffee beans, and loads of roasted malt goodness. The raisins make an appearance on the back end. Very full body with lower carbonation. Oily mouthfeel. Quite good.
Westmeister (1954) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with my damn self. Can’t really go wrong with the Yeti series. Poured dark brown/black with mocha head. Aroma is dark chocolate, roasted malts, earthy. Flavor is similar, but the raisins really pop which honestly was slight take away for me. The oatmeal, I felt, really added some body to the original. Booze was slightly known but welcome. Good stuff, but not as good as some of the iterations.